Sunday, August 16, 2009

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

John 6: 51-58
Here are such clear and obvious commands to partake of the Eucharist. And yet, is Jesus really saying that all we are required to do to obtain "eternal life" is eat the bread and drink the wine? What does it truly mean to "eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood"? What intention, purpose, and desire are necessary for the sacrament to come alive in our soul? Call me crazy, but when Jesus says "the one who feeds on me will have life because of me", I think he is talking about something a little more involved than standing in line for a cracker.